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The Land of the Pigmies.

The Land of the Pigmies.

Burrows, Guy ; Introduction by Henry Morton Stanley In his introduction to this work, the Welsh explorer Henry Morton Stanley offers high praise of both the author and his writing: ------ "With regard to this first literary effort of Captain Burrows I need say but little. Its title is a fascinating one and suggests the satisfaction of our legitimate curiosity respecting the little people whom the Emin Relief Expedition discovered in such numbers in the great forest traversed by the Aruwimi." ------------- Publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, half-title. First Edition, First Printing. Bindings are tight and square, Slight lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear., cloth a bit rippled, scattered foxing; 8vo; 24 cm., 8.75 inches tall; xxx, 3-299, [1] p. (last blank), [1] plate (frontis.) : ill., ports. Illustrations from photographs and sketches by the author includes maps.--------------- Captain Burrows has been since 1894 in the service of the Congo Free State The pigmies are the little people whom the Emin Relief Expedition discovered in such numbers The author describes their appearance habits and customs in detail and also gives much information regarding the larger natives. Although an Englishman Captain Burrows disapproves of the attitude taken by England regarding the government of the Congo and points out how well the Belgian government is caring for these peculiar members of the human race. [AACP] ------- Ref: HathiTrust; AACP, 29; Readexblog